Discovery 3: Integration

Integration is a third-year Discovery subject where students take their skills from second year and integrate them further into a workplace setting. This subject is worth 12.5 credit points.

What will I achieve?

Students completing MD Discovery – Integration will be able to:

  • Combine multiple sources of learning offered through this subject to better understand the medical practitioner's role with the specific patient populations encountered in the co-requisite subject "Principles of Clinical Practice 3".
  • Demonstrate integration of understanding of the roles of the doctor as a professional, scientist, advocate, researcher & clinician in the delivery of care to specific patient populations.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional practice through interactions with patients, peers and members of the interprofessional team.
  • Articulate how appropriate learning from this Discovery subject can be integrated into the student's professional practice and transferred to the clinical care of specific populations.

What will I study?

You have a wide range of exciting areas to choose from to study. All have been carefully selected to reflect and align with the graduate outcomes of the MD Redesign course.

The MD Discovery  Integration subject includes bespoke Discovery topics for students to choose from.  These topics have been created by clinician experts across the Melbourne Medical School domain specifically for you. Close consideration has been given to what students are learning in their core subjects in the development of the topics and extending this learning appropriately in an area of interest.

Discovery Topics

Click on the topic areas below to learn more about each one. When you meet with your Course Advisor you’ll be able to discuss your choice of topic selection and where it might take you.

  • Advances in Cancer Diagnostics

    Learn about some of the most exciting advances in cancer diagnostics, from cutting-edge molecular techniques to artificial intelligence. Read more.

  • Immersion in Robotic Surgery

    Discover your natural aptitude for surgical robotics through immersive online learning, virtual reality simulation, surgical anatomy training, non-technical and technical operating room training. Read more.

  • Integrating Rural Health

    Explore the role of the Rural Generalist in the context of primary care, obstetrics, anaesthetics, mental health services and emergency medicine with specific clinically based workshops. Read more.

  • Law and Ethics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

    Explore health law concepts and ethical theory as they apply to case studies taken from obstetrics and gynaecology. Read more.

  • Developmental disability: Life span approaches to health care

    Learn how to provide health care for those with childhood onset life-long neurodevelopmental disability that is based on contemporary theory and knowledge. Read more.

  • Medical Humanities

    Discover diverse perspectives across medical science, creativity and the arts, and develop a socially engaged approach to health and wellbeing. Read more.

  • Rainbow Mob Health

    Explore the intersection between culture, sex, sexuality, gender, and health and the importance of culturally safe LGBTIQA+ healthcare. Read more.

  • Sexual Health Across Clinical Contexts 3

    Gain further knowledge and skills in sexual health care and gain clinical experience in specialised sexual health services and high case load general practic. Read more.

Please note: The information provided above about the Discovery Topics is correct at the time of publishing, but late changes, including cancellation of a topic, are possible due to unforeseen circumstances. In such an eventuality, students would be notified as soon as possible, and we would work with you to enroll in another available topic or selective.